~ CAROL COVENTRY ~

*ABOUT ME*

Me at the Easel
Me at the Easel

I always start each day with an early morning walk with my dog Zoot. The animals in my life take a high priority and inspired my first paintings. Born in the hills township of Mount Pleasant, I grew up enjoying the bush. I then worked as a Veterinary Nurse before starting my artistic career. In 1979 I commenced studying oil painting, landscapes and portraits. 1983 saw me study watercolour with the Ruth Tuck School and pen and wash with Helen Peter. From this followed Five years working in oils under instruction from Lyn Todd and a course in water colours with Suzanne Georgiou in 1989. An invitation to join "Off the Couch" Art Studio in 1998 began a new love affair with pastels under the guidance of John Lean. I have been working in pastel almost exclusively ever since, I love the immediacy and vibrancy of them, and know that they will never fade or change colour. 2005 I began studying with Kellie Fergusson at Studio 11 Drawing School. I love to paint landscapes, seascapes and animals with pastels, but still enjoy dabbling with oils, acrylics and water colour. Recently I began using acrylics to paint animal portraits as they dry much faster than oils. My favorite animals to paint are cats, I have had a great deal of success painting and exhibiting my cat paintings. After relocating to Goolwa in 2007 I joined Graham Pankhurst at the Hindmarsh Island Drawing Group to continue honing my drawing skills.

My Dog Zoot

My dog Zoot

 

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